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Print Edition 2015-04-24 – QNotes

Leading Ladies

The strong and bold women who have shaped our community and keep it vibrant today

Ladies, move to the front of the line! You don’t always get the recognition you deserve, but, without you, our LGBT community wouldn’t be the same. You’ve been there from the earliest days of the movement and the 1980s AIDS Crisis all the way to the political advances of the last two decades and today’s latest efforts to organize and mobilize.

Mommy Dearest

Q&A with Oscar-winning actress Mo’Nique, executive producer of gay-themed “Blackbird”

Oscar-winning actress and comedienne Mo’Nique throws the word “baby” around a lot — as a term of affection, for comedic effect and when discussing motherhood of her own children and onscreen spawn.

Our People: Q&A with Frank Kalian

Longtime community leader, small business owner

You’ve seen him around — everywhere. He’s not one to take center stage or praise for himself, but Frank Kalian has been an integral leader and community member in Charlotte for nearly 30 years.

Taking stock of accomplishments and good news

Editor's Note

There’s been gnashing of teeth. Fingers pointed. Accusations made. Debate on what should or should not have happened when Charlotte City Council voted on LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinances has been a hot topic for the past few weeks, ever since the proposals’ rejection on March 2.

Charlotte: Transgender activist awarded

Carolinas News Notes

Transgender leader and Democratic Party activist Janice Covington Allison was awarded the Mecklenburg County Democratic Party’s Rosa Parks Award at their annual county convention on April 18.

Eastern: PFLAG interest meeting held

Carolinas News Notes

Twenty-five participants attended an interest and organizational meeting to start an area chapter of PFLAG on April 9 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greenville, 131 Oakmont Dr.

Triad: Crowns abound at bingo

Carolinas News Notes

Guilford Green Foundation’s Drag Bingo event, “Pageant Bingo,” will be held on April 24, 7 p.m., at the Elm Street Center, 203 S. Elm St., in the Empire Room.